Turkey has agreed to receive cruise ships that will also enter the ports of the occupied Crimea and the Caucasus in Istanbul port, the Deputy Transport Minister of Russian Federation Viktor Olersky announced, reports Interfax.
"We have been negotiating with the Turkish authorities. At first we received refusal, because the ships were to enter Crimean ports. But then we got a positive answer, it was recorded,"Olersky said.
Russian cruise ships will ply the route to the Black Sea from the holiday season of 2017, according to him.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine will judge Syrian captain for entering occupied Crimea ports. The prosecutors have already arrested the ship.